Ever since Alexander Graham Bell called out to his assistant, Watson, almost 150 years ago, the telephone has gone from an oddity at a World’s Fair to something everyone has to have in order to make it through the day to day. From those humble beginnings, with service in only a few towns, then to a world-wide presence as they continued to build up, telephone connectivity slowly, but surely continued to permeate society. But it wasn’t until the break-up of AT&T that telephone services had the competition necessary to drive down pricing and increase availability.

But even when that competition started heating up, long distance was still expensive. State to state and even intrastate long distance could represent the larger part of almost anyone’s phone bill. Even with the advent of the internet, enabling emails and instant messaging, long distance charges were still expensive. And frustrating for those who lived within a mile of each other, but were in different calling areas, it could be less expensive to drive the mile down the road and talk to them face to face than it was to simply pick up the phone and call.

But it’s the advent of the internet that has finally forced telephone service into the “next level”. IP telephony, better known as Voice over Internet Protocol, or simply VoIP, has eliminated virtually every charge on a phone bill. Comcast’s Digital Voice gives customers the ability to call anywhere in the United States at any time for one low monthly rate. And not just the “lower 48” states. This covers Canada  and the United States outlying territories, Guam and Puerto Rico. Also included is American Samoa, Saipan, the and the US Virgin Islands.  All included in the same low monthly fee.

And Comcast doesn’t stop there. They include all of the most popular calling features including Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, Caller ID and even Call Waiting with Caller ID so you can see who is calling even when you’re already on the phone. And to add to the bonuses, Comcast even includes voice mail.  As if that wasn’t enough, the additional capabilities that internet access gives you, enables you to take care of your Digital Voice account, and even listen to your voice mails at any internet enabled computer, regardless of where you’re at.

Many companies require that you use special equipment or even have to change phone numbers, but with Comcast, you don’t have to do anything special to take advantage of this spectacular offer. All you have to do is contact Comcast, subscribe to Digital Voice, and they take care of everything. You keep your phones, you keep your number, and when you pick up the phone to make a call, you dial just like you would any other call you’ve ever made. And l with the superior sound quality of digital telephony, your calls are crystal clear.

Telephones have come a long way in 150 years, and with Comcast, you can go even further for a price anyone can afford.